Duemila Ruote

25-27 November 2016

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Lot 876

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 'Plexi'

  • Chassis no. 12905
  • Engine no. B196

Sold for €873.600

Documents: Italian Libretto


352 bhp, 4,390 cc DOHC V-12 engine with six Weber carburettors, five-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension with unequal length wishbones and coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers with anti-roll bars, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400 mm

  • Desirable European-specification, Plexiglas headlight model
  • Retains its original engine and gearbox


Representing a paradigm shift in Ferrari’s design language, the 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta, later nicknamed the “Daytona”, was first introduced to the world at the 1968 Paris motor show.

An early European-specification example with Plexiglas headlight covers, this Daytona, chassis number 12905, was originally finished in Blu Dino (106-A-72) over a Nero (VM 8500) interior. Completed by the factory in September 1969, it was immediately shipped to Maranello Concessionaires in England. It is believed that when new, this car was likely used personally by Colonel Ronnie Hoare of Maranello Concessionaires before being sold new to its first private owner, a Mr Garrison residing in England. The Daytona passed through one more British owner and was later repainted grey with a black stripe.

By April 1990, the Daytona had returned to its native Italy and was registered in Modena on license plates MO 847036. The car remained in Italy, now refinished in red, until 2006, when it was acquired by its most recent owner in November of 2006 and had remained in his possession ever since.

Confirmed as a matching-numbers example, this would be a wonderful Daytona to drive and enjoy as an example of one of Ferrari’s most celebrated road cars. Furthermore, it is an ideal candidate for a restoration back to its original and attractive Blu Dino paintwork. Chassis number 12905 is indeed a highlight of the Duemila Ruote collection and would continue to hold pride of place at any Ferrari gathering.




Motore V-12 doppio albero a camme in testa per bancata, 6 carburatori Weber, 352 CV, 4390 cc. Cambio a cinque velocità, sospensioni anteriori e posteriori indipendenti con quadrilateri trasversali disuguali e molle elicoidali, ammortizzatori telescopici con barre antirollio. Freni a disco sulle quattro ruote. Passo: 2700 mm

• Ambita versione con specifica Europa, modello con carenatura dei fari in Plexiglas
• Dotata del motore e del cambio originali
• Recentemente tagliandata presso uno specialista della marca

La 365 GTB/4, successivamente soprannominata Daytona, rappresenta un cambiamento epocale nel linguaggio stilistico delle vetture Ferrari, ed è stata presentata al Salone dell’Auto di Parigi del 1968.

Uno dei primi esemplari prodotti con specifica Europa, dotato della carenatura dei fari frontali in Plexiglas, il telaio numero 12905 era stato originariamente verniciato in colore Blu Dino (106-A-72) su interni Nero (VM 8500). Finito di assemblare nel Settembre del 1969, è stato immediatamente spedito in Inghilterra, alla Maranello Concessionaires. Proprio lì si ritiene sia stata usata come vettura personale da Ronnie Hoare, fondatore della Maranello Concessionaires, prima di essere venduta al primo proprietario privato, residente in Inghilterra, certo Sig. Garrison. La Daytona ha poi avuto un altro propriatrio, sempre inglese, prima di essere riverniciata in grigio con una striscia nera.

Per l’Aprile del 1990, la Daytona era tornata nella sua natia Italia, immatricolata a Modena, con targa MO 847036. La vettura è, da allora, rimasta in Italia, adesso riverniciata in rosso, fino a quando è stata acquistata dall’attuale proprietario nel Novembre 2006. Prima della messa in vendita, la Daytona è stata inviata presso la Carrozzeria Sport Cars di Modena, dove ha fatto un tagliando completo, per far sì che sia pronta ad essere goduta appieno dal nuovo proprietario.

Confermata essere una vettura con tutti i numero principali corretti, questa è senz’altro una Daytona meravigliosa per chi la voglia guidare, usando con piacere un esemplare di una delle auto da strada più celebri mai prodotte dalla Ferrari. Inoltre, questa Daytona è una candidata ideale per una riverniciatura nella sua tinta, originale ed attraente, Blu Dino. Il numero di telaio 12905 è davvero uno dei pezzi forti della collezione Duemila Ruote e continuerà a meritare il posto d’onore in ogni raduno Ferrari.

Addendum

Please note this lot is currently under an order of seizure, which will be removed following the sale. Upon receipt of payment from the buyer, RM Sotheby’s will liaise with the appointed administrator for release of the seizure, which is expected to take approximately 10 days. During this time, lots will remain onsite at the Fiera Milano and collection can be arranged after confirmation from RM that the seizure order has been lifted.
For lots with a current Italian libretto, please be aware that the PRA must remove the seizure order from its records before re-registration can take place in any country. This process is expected to take 6-8 weeks, during which lots may be transported to an EU destination but may not be exported.

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